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Comings and Goings this week, notes on DC and Marvel and extra

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Comings and Goings this week, notes on DC and Marvel and extra

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There have been lots of goings of late, but in addition some hires and promotions.  

Mike Armstrong is leaving ReedPop for an unnamed alternative, he wrote on Fb. Armstrong was presently the Vice President, New Initiatives a ReedPop however had been the showrunner for C2E2 and NYCC amongst his many different duties. He wrote:

It’s bittersweet for me to announce that after nearly 15 years, I’ll be leaving ReedPop to pursue a brand new position that I’m very enthusiastic about.

My first ReedPop present was New York Anime Fest in 2009 (pictured under!) and I formally joined the staff in 2010 for Star Wars Celebration. Between then and now, I’ve had the privilege of working with a few of the most wonderful folks, manufacturers, companions, and followers.

The folks I set to work with had been 100%, certainly, the best possible a part of my job. The factor I’ll miss probably the most is the Sunday 6:30PM post-show hugs, high-fives, and beers that signaled the top of one other profitable present. There’s no higher feeling.

Armstrong’s departure comes quickly after ReedPop president Lance Fensterman left for a nonetheless unnamed new place, so some modifications there – and lots of basic unrest within the conference house which I’ll take a look at in additional element considered one of today. Chris Arrant has his personal goodbye to Armstrong at Popverse, however we’ll miss commiserating concerning the newest Mets disasters with Mike at exhibits. He’s an actual one. 

Jim “Ski” Sokolowski has left Dynamite,, in what’s described as a mutual parting of the methods. Sokolowski was VP/Affiliate Writer at Dynamite, however has a protracted monitor report at Marvel, DC, (twice every) and Archie and possibly is aware of extra about comedian ebook gross sales than any residing human besides Bob Wayne. They’re tied. On his Linkedin Web page Ski writes that he’s “not in search of a VP/Dir. Stage gig, however you probably have a decrease/mid degree wants, I’d love to attach. Please be at liberty to achieve out when you really feel I may help you out in any manner.” 

Peter Katz has joined GalaxyCon as 

 

• It’s been a jam packed week of IDW information, however I missed that Heather Antos has been promoted to Group Editor, Licensing, a place the place she’ll oversee Star Trek, Sonic, and different titles. Popverse has the story.

 

 

• I used to be AFK when the Jim Lee information broke – due to Joe Grunenwald for stepping in! As Joe accurately famous, Lee has simply been hoovering up titles as folks depart – taking on as CCO from Geoff Johns, then Writer from Dan DiDio. And now he provides President to his portfolio. 

Lee has remained the highest government – and now form of the ONLY government – at DC because it’s been rocked by many rounds of layoffs and slashed to the bone in some departments. Throughout all this time, one of the vital in style rumors surrounding DC was that Lee could be leaving/let go, maybe as a part of a value slicing transfer. 

I’m very completely happy to report that that didn’t occur, however trying on the small however doughty band presently working DC – and the overall state of change at Warner Bros. Discovery – Lee not being at DC would have been seismically dire. It could have left the state of the all essential DC characters utterly up within the air, and made the way forward for the division bleak, to place it mildly. That will not have been good. 

It’s additionally arduous to not see Lee’s promotion as a part of the overall inside optimism and pleasure concerning the revamped DC Studios and its two heads Peter Safran and, in fact, the very comics savvy James Gunn. 

So yeah, excellent news. 

 

• Talking of layoffs, Marvel Comics appears to have been spared in the latest spherical of Disney layoffs. I’m instructed nobody actually anticipated any, however, in fact, it’s arduous to not be cautious in these instances. It does seem that March’s downsizing of Marvel Leisure and elimination of Ike Perlmutter was a singular occasion, and the comics division (which I’m instructed is secure and worthwhile) might be left alone. A minimum of that’s what I preserve listening to! 

One other spherical of layoffs is coming for Disney within the coming months, nonetheless, so we’ll preserve monitoring the state of affairs. 

 

 

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